Trip to Peterborough

By Rick Mohr; August 2002

Contra, Duple Improper Caller's Box

Level: Easy/Intermediate


Ladies take four steps to long wave of ladies, and balance (8)

Gents take four steps to long wave of gents, and balance (8)


Gents allemande left 3/4 (4)

Pass neighbor by right shoulder (2)

Ladies cross, passing left shoulders (2)

Swing partner (8)


Circle left 3/4 (8)

Allemande right with neighbor 1 1/2 (8)


Allemande left with next neighbor (6)

Swing original neighbor (10)

For Steve Zakon-Anderson, who has called, organized, and composed many wonderful dances, many of them in Peterborough NH. The dance borrows its A1 from Steve's well-known "Trip to Lambertville" (and Peter Lippincott's "Snake River Reel"), and was premiered in Peterborough at the 2002 Fall Ball.

The middle of the A2 is essentially a 1/4 hey. It works best if the ladies take a half step right to line up across from each other while the gents are in the middle.

After the neighbor swing in B2 the ladies appreciate a firm right hand from the gents to push off from as they head into the center.

Video: Nils Fredland & Elixir at June Moon 2011, Morgantown WV (posted by Dave Pokorney):
Video: Steve Zakon-Anderson & Beverwyck at the 2008 Fall Ball, Peterborough NH: